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    CHiPs (1983)

    CHiPs (1983)

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    NBC (ended 1983)
    The adventures of Highway Patrol officers in Los Angeles. This great series had 6 seasons before it ended. The main characters are Jon Baker and Frank Poncherello, two motorcycle officers always on the street to save lives. 1998 followed the TV movie "CHiPs ´99" with some of the series cast but we can also see new faces like Officer Roulette and his partner or Sandy Baker, Jon´s spouse.moreless
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    St. Elsewhere

    St. Elsewhere

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    NBC (ended 1988)
    St. Eligius Hospital in South Boston was not exactly the world's best health care center. Despite its flaws, it featured some of the most caring doctors and nurses you could ever meet. Led by Dr. Donald Westphall (and later by Dr. Benjamin Gideon), St. Eligius became a sanctuary for the underdog and the downtrodden. "St. Elsewhere" ran on NBC for six seasons. Originally a ratings flop, NBC picked it up for a second season for the sole purpose of grabbing some additional Emmy nominations. It eventually became a minor hit for The Peacock, until burnout by the writers resulted in its 1988 cancellation. The series was nominated for 63 Emmy Awards and won 13.moreless
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    Police Story

    Police Story

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    Police Story was created by former Los Angeles policeman Joseph Wambaugh. After retiring from the force, he wrote two highly successful novels about police operations, The New Centurions and The Blue Knight. He served as consultant on this show to ensure its authenticity. The stories probed with the psychological problems and effects that police work had on the force. Three episodes of Police Story went on to become serieses of their own: Police Woman, The Return Of Joe Forrester, and David Cassidy - Man Undercover. Although Police Story was an anthology, several characters occasionally made return appearances. The most notable examples are Tony Calabrese and Bert Jameson. The realism and exceptional story telling made this the cop show of its time.moreless
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    Crime Story

    Crime Story

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    NBC (ended 1988)
    Set in 1960s Chicago and Las Vegas in which the police force wage an uncompromising war on the Mob.  Chicago police lieutenant Mike Torello wages an epic battle against organized crime in Michael Mann's arresting combination of cops and robbers, prime time soap, and film noir. Like Eliot Ness and the Untouchables, Torello and his Major Crimes Unit (MCU) have a formidable opponent in Ray Luca, a young, ambitious thug who'll do whatever it takes to claw his way to the top. ==================== Runtime: 60 min (42 episodes) Country: USA Language: English Color: Color Sound Mix: Mono Certification: Iceland:12 (some episodes) / Canada:14A (Manitoba) (DVD rating) / Iceland:16 (some episodes) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (DVD rating) / Canada:G (Quebec) (DVD rating) ======================= Filming Locations 1. Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico 2. Chicago, Illinois, USA (1986-87) 3. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1987-88) ======================= Release dates USA -- 18 September 1986 France -- 1 October 1988 West Germany -- January 1989 UK -- 4 May 1989 Sweden -- 8 September 1991 ======================= SERIES Trivia: * The series ends, quite maddeningly, with a cliffhanger. * When the story was first brought to producer Michael Mann, he said he thought the best way to tell the story was as a weekly series. He said he considered doing it as a feature film or a made for television movie as well. * The theme music used for the series was an updated version of the hit song "Runaway" recorded by the original singer Del Shannon. ======================= Production Companies * Michael Mann Productions * New World Television Distributors * Anchor Bay Entertainment (USA) (DVD) * National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (original airing) ========================= SERIES Goofs: * Anachronisms: During the series run, you can clearly see many post 1963 cars in the background. * Anachronisms: All the 1959 Fords the team drive have 1964 Ford poverty hubcaps. ======================= Crazy Credits 1. Al Kooper ... Guy who picks music for the show ======================= Awards Emmy Awards 1988 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series -- Bunny Parker (hairstylist) -- [For episode "Moulin Rouge"] 1987 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series -- Bunny Parker (hairstylist) -- [For episode "Top of the World"] 1987 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Cinematography for a Series -- James A. Contner -- [For episode "Top of The World"] ======================= CREW: Directed by Colin Bucksey James A. Contner Eugene Corr Robert Dalva Francis Delia Mario DiLeo (as Mario Di Leo) Bill Duke Jan Eliasberg Leon Ichaso David Jackson Paul Krasny Aaron Lipstadt Peter Medak Alan Myerson John Nicolella James Quinn Mark Rosner David Soul Jeff Stein Abel Ferrara (pilot) Gary Sinise (episode "Fortune in Men's Eyes") (episode "Torello on Trial") (as Gary A. Sinise) Writing credits (in alphabetical order) Chuck Adamson creator Chuck Adamson various episodes Nancy Audley writer James Becket writer Eric Blakeney writer David J. Burke pilot and various episodes Clifton Campbell writer Howard Chesley writer Carlton Cuse writer (three episodes) Richard Christian Danus writer Loraine Despres writer Robert Eisele writer Gail Morgan Hickman writer Peter Lance writer (multiple episodes 1987-1988) Lee Maddux writer Michael Mann writer Ann Powell writer Frederick Rappaport writer Gustave Reininger creator Gustave Reininger story (pilot) Gustave Reininger teleplay (pilot) Gustave Reininger various episodes Mark Rosner writer Rose Schacht writer Ken Solarz writer Tom Towler writer Peyton Webb writer Allan Weisbecker writer Yabo Yablonsky writer Produced by Chuck Adamson .... coordinating producer (1987-1988) Stuart Cohen .... producer Gail Morgan Hickman .... producer Michael Jaffe .... producer Brooke Kennedy .... associate producer Marvin Kupfer .... supervising producer Johnny Lattanzio .... associate producer Michael Mann .... executive producer Peter R. McIntosh .... producer Mark Rosner .... co-producer Christine A. Sacani .... associate producer Ervin Zavada .... producer Original Music by Charlie Calello (as Charles Calello) Al Kooper Non-Original Music by Todd Rundgren Del Shannon (theme song "Runaway") Cinematography by James A. Contner Ronald Víctor García Film Editing by Terence Anderson Tom Benko Rose Kuo Tim Tobin Casting by Bonnie Timmermann Production Design by Stephen Dane Jeffrey Howard John Iacovelli Hilda Stark Art Direction by Cate Bangs Hilda Stark Costume Design by Lynette Bernay Patricia Field Marilyn Matthews Debra McGuire (as Deborah McGuire) Makeup Department Tony DiMaria .... hair designer: Paul Anka Tena Parker-Liddiard .... key hair stylist John Rizzo .... makeup department head Kathe Swanson .... hair stylist Jerry Turnage .... makeup artist Production Management Henry Bronchtein .... unit production manager Brooke Kennedy .... unit production manager Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Aaron Barsky .... first assistant director James Giovannetti Jr. .... second assistant director (as Jim Giovannetti) Fred Miller .... first assistant director Sebastián Silva .... assistant director: Mexico Michael Waxman .... second assistant director Art Department Johnny Lattanzio .... construction coordinator Timothy W. Tiedje .... set dresser Sound Department Ed Callahan .... sound editor Scott D. Smith .... sound mixer Rik Elliott .... virtual 5.1 mixes for DVD (uncredited) Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (uncredited) Special Effects by Ken Speed .... special effects coordinator Stunts Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts Andy Gill .... stunts: car chase Other crew Chuck Adamson .... executive story editor (1986-1987) Paolo Cascio .... additional second assistant camera Bill Davis .... armorer Sean Doyle .... camera operator Alan Greedy .... script supervisor Gail Morgan Hickman .... executive story consultant Michael Hofstein .... director of photography: second unit Randy Jonsson .... assistant camera (as Randy Johnson) Tommy Klines .... assistant camera Peter Lance .... story editor (multiple episodes 1987-1988) John Santucci .... technical advisor Del Shannon .... singer: title theme (1986-1988) Rony Shino .... location assistant Ken Solarz .... story editor Tom Towler .... story editor Randee Lynne Jensen .... special projects coordinator (uncredited) ==========================moreless
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    Another World

    Another World

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    NBC (ended 1999)
    For thirty-five years, Another World was a much loved part of the NBC daytime lineup. Fans followed the Frame, Cory, Hudson, and many other families through trial and tribulation, pain and pleasure. Another World was the first soap to expand to an hour (then 90 minutes from March 1979-August 1980). It also was the first soap to have spin-offs (Somerset and Texas). In April of 1999, the parent company and network made a decision not to continue the program, and the show aired it's final episode in June of 1999. Although gone from the airwaves, the show will live on in the hearts of the fans. "We do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand other worlds." Created By: Irna Phillips with William J. Bell First Broadcast: May 4, 1964 Last Broadcast: June 25, 1999 Program Type: Soap Opera Production Company: Procter and Gamble Productions Broadcast History: 3:00pm - 3:30pm (5/4/64-1/3/75) 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1/6/75-3/2/79) 2:30pm - 4:00pm (3/5/79-8/1/80) 2:00pm - 3:00pm (8/4/80-6/25/99) Television Episodes: 8891 B&W; Color Episodes Spin-offs: Texas (1980-1982); Somerset (1970-1976)moreless
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    Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara

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    NBC (ended 1993)
    Santa Barbara was a long-running soap opera centered on the lives of a wealthy Capwell family, living in Santa Barbara, California, and the other families such as the Lockridges, Andrades and Perkinses. The show was created by Bridget and Jerome Dobson, the two writers that gave the show dramatic stories combined with comedy and romance. After the Dobsons were forced to leave the show in 1987, the soap changed, started focusing on different characters and the show was never the same. In 1991, the Dobsons returned to the show, but were unable to save the show, and then got fired again. In 1992, Pamela K. Long was hired as the new Head Writer and, in an attempt to save the show, she introduced a bunch of new characters and left out many original characters, which only buried the show deeper. During its stay on television, the soap was at the bottom of ratings, although it was very popular and considered a "cult favorite." The show won numerous awards. In 1993, the show was canceled. 2137 episodes were aired. Although the show didn't have good ratings in America, the popularity of the show in Europe was amazing.moreless
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    Jim Henson's The Storyteller

    Jim Henson's The Storyteller

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    NBC (ended 1988)
    "When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for the storyteller." The Storyteller, shown in 1988, starred John Hurt as the Storyteller and with the help of Jim Henson's Workshop of muppets, actors, voices and costumes as well as visual effects, brought a new dimension to television. Nine stories were shown in this series, which was followed a few years later by Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths. This series was to feature some of Britain's finest actors of the time and some who would propel themselves into the international limelight within the next few years. Sean Bean, Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Joely Richardson, Bob Peck, Alison Doody, Gabrielle Anwar, Jonathan Pryce and Miranda Richardson all appeared during the show's short run. The real stars of each episode, however, are The Storyteller and his dog, voiced by Brian Henson. Please note that the synopses in the episode list and the episode guide detail most or all of the story for that episode and will spoil the shows if you are planning on watching.moreless
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    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

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    NBC (ended 1981)
    In the year 1987, NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes. Aboard this compact starship a lone astronaut, Captain William "Buck" Rogers, was to experience cosmic forces beyond all comprehension. In a freak mishap, his life-support systems were frozen by temperatures beyond imagination. Ranger III was blown out of its plan trajectory into an orbit 1,000 times more vast, an orbit which was to return Buck Rogers to earth 500 years later.moreless
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    Bay City Blues

    Bay City Blues

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    NBC (ended 1984)
    Steven Bochco was the Executive Producer of this critically acclaimed but short-lived dramedy about a California minor league baseball team.
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    V: The Series (1984)

    V: The Series (1984)

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    NBC (ended 1985)
    They came to Earth, disguised as friends. But instead, they took the planet's water and eat people for food. But there's a resistance... to save the people and the planet.

    V: The Series is preceded by two miniseries, V and V: The Final Battle.moreless
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    Stingray

    Stingray

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    NBC (ended 1987)
    Stingray revolves around a mysterious man known only as Ray, who travels the land in a black '65 Stingray Corvette. His background is unknown. However, someone can contact him by placing a newspaper or computer ad to barter for a Stingray Corvette. He typically helps those who can't help themselves, but always asks a price: he requires that they help him out one time, sometime in the future, no questions asked. A favor for a favor. Ray has no friends but many allies and grateful customers, and only fleeting romantic relationships. He doesn't do repeat favors (although he will sometimes accept referrals from former clients). His background is unknown, although he is an expert martial artist, spy, and infiltrator.moreless
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    Rags to Riches

    Rags to Riches

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    NBC (ended 1988)
    A self made millionaire from Hoboken Nick Foley needs to change his image fast. To acquire a family image this playboy needs to do a complete 180. In a stroke of genius deduction he decides to adopt six orphan girls. He takes them to live in his Bel-Air mansion. After his idea backfires in a complete deal breaker, he realizes it wasn't that important anyway and he asks the girls to stay permanently.

    The show was set in 1961 and focused on the girls misadventures and problems they faced growing up in the 60s from small dances to the Cuban Missile Crisis. This show was a first in television history as it was the first and only to incorporate music into the plot line. A television musical featuring music from the 50s and 60s rewritten to fit the plot.moreless
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    Misfits of Science

    Misfits of Science

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    NBC (ended 1986)
    Semi-superhero TV show that revolved around a group of young people with superpowers who are members of an American think tank and fight crime. Members included head scientist and fast talker Dr. Billy Hayes, who worked at the Humanidyne Institute and had no powers but led his team of patients and colleagues, including: Fellow scientist 7'4" Dr. Elvin "El" Lincoln, who hates basketball and sought a way to become normal height and developed a way to shrink to 7" for 14 minutes once/hour by injecting himself with a growth serum and tapping a nerve center in his neck; John "Johnny B" Bukowski, a rock musician who gained freak electrical powers when he was caught in an accident with a set of amplifiers. He uncontrollably absorbed electricity and could fire it as lightning bolts or channel it into super-speed, but water caused him to short circuit, burning him with potentially fatal results and forcing him to retire as a musician; Gloria "Glo" Dinallo, A 17 year old street delinquent, whose father was supposedly an alien, who could move anything she could see with her mind via telekinesis and was romantically interested in Johnny. Arnold Biefneiter, aka The Iceman, a cyrogenically frozen worker from 1937 who was brought back to life and had the power to radiate extreme cold as well as an obsession with Amelia Earhart and a love of frozen candy bars (Iceman was dropped after the premiere movie). The Misfits were aided (and sometimes hindered) by Billy's long-suffering supervisor Stetmeyer, Gloria's truancy officer (and Billy's love interest) Jane Miller, and obnoxious Humanidyne secretary Miss Nance. (clockwise from left - Mark Thomas Miller, Kevin Peter Hall, Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall, Courteney Cox)moreless
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    Boone

    Boone

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    NBC (ended 1984)
    From the creator of The Waltons comes this family drama set in the 1950's. Boone Sawyer along with his partner Rome, set out to try to make it in the world of country music. However, ratings were in the cellar being opposite That's Incredible on ABC along with Scarecrow & Mrs. King on CBS. It's midseason replacement, TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes. In 1987, reruns of that series was seen late nights on The Disney Channel.moreless
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    The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

    The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Molly Dodd is a 30-something, creative woman who makes interesting career choices and struggles with complex relationships with men and with her family. Molly's best friend, Nina Shapiro, also makes appearances here and there. Each episode begins with someone close to Molly commenting on some facet of her personality or her life. Elements of magical realism run throughout the series, for instance, when Molly communicates with the ghost of a relative (to tell who would be a spoiler). Molly has trouble saying "no" to people, like her mysterious cousin Mike from Baltimore who moves in with her and stays longer than he's welcome. Molly eventually seeks therapy but is turned away by her therapist when she falls in love with Molly. Some of the most notable men in Molly's life are her father; her ex-husband Fred, a sax player who keeps returning to toy with her emotions; Davey, the elevator man in her apartment building; Moss Goodman, the owner of a bookstore, who is seriously socially handicapped but charming as all get out (on right in the photo); and Nate Hawthorne, a literate cop with severe allergies (on left in the photo). The show's creator, Jay Tarses, makes occasional appearances as Molly's garbage man, Nick. After the second season, the show moved from NBC to Lifetime.moreless
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    McCloud

    McCloud

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud of Taos, N.M. is assigned to the 21st Precinct of the New York Police Department to study local police methods, where he can stay close to his girl, Chris Coughlin, a writer for her father's paper, the New York Chronicle. McCloud is a keen and brilliant investigator who garbs his talents in a Stetson and a sheepskin coat. "There ya go" is his byword. Chief Clifford's disregard of his manner frequently puts him in unavailing positions, but his original view of the city allows him to follow difficult cases to often far-reaching conclusions. McCloud is a variant of Don Siegel's 1968 film masterpiece Coogan's Bluff, and features elaborate writing, bold action, and the quintessence of high comedy. Dennis Weaver was nominated for an Emmy in 1974 and 1975.moreless
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    V: The Original Miniseries (1983)

    V: The Original Miniseries (1983)

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    NBC (Mini-Series 1983)
    They came to Earth, disguised as friends. But instead, they took the planet's water and its people for food. But there's a resistance... to save the people and the planet.

    These two miniseries are followed by V: The Series, which aired on NBC for one season.moreless
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    Texas

    Texas

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    NBC (ended 1982)
    When the CBS night-time soap "Dallas" (1978-91) became a huge ratings success, NBC decided to try a similar formula during daytime. In 1980, one of the most popular villainess characters on "Another World," Iris Cory Carrington, was spun off into her own show, called "Texas" when her son Dennis Carrington moved to Houston, with Iris in tow. Beverlee McKinsey played Iris, who had spent years causing mayhem in Bay City (on "Another World"). (She got star billing on "Texas.") To make her a little more sympathetic as a leading character, the writers gave her a previously untold backstory: Many years earlier, she'd loved and lost a young man named Alex Wheeler (Bert Kramer). Unknown to Iris, Alex was pennyless, and after a tender night of love, he disappeared to go earn his fortune and become worthy of the rich young woman. She convinced Eliot Carrington the child she was carrying was his and lived a lie for decades to follow, never getting over Alex's rejection, and became a manipulative schemer. In early installments of "Texas" (first aired as part of "Another World") Iris and Alex rediscovered each other and their stormy romance was one of the early main storylines--climaxing when a jealous Eliot shot the groom at Iris and Alex's wedding. To protect Alex, his nephew, Ryan, told everyone--including Iris--that Alex had died of his wounds. Eventually the "widow" learned the truth, and her accidental discovery of her supposed dead husband in a hospital room was one of the most memorable performances in daytime history. McKinsey and Kramer left the show in 1981, and it stumbled along without them, never achieving high ratings. The show was cancelled in 1982. In a small bit of irony, "Texas" aired its final episode on December 31, 1982- the same date that the first "Another World" spinoff, "Somerset," aired its finale 6 years earlier.moreless
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    Here's Boomer

    Here's Boomer

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    NBC (ended 1982)
    This half-hour show had a mixed breed stray dog named Boomer (Johnny) that would enter people's lives and help them solve their problems. After helping out, Boomer would travel on down the road looking for other people to help.moreless
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    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo

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    NBC (ended 1982)
    The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
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